Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

Tuesday 28 April, 2015 Strasbourg, 28.04.2015 - The head of Europe's 47-nation human rights organisation has called on Indonesia not to carry out the execution by firing squad of 9 people which is expected to take place in the coming days. "The death penalty is a terrible injustice which can never be put right," said Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland. "I urge the Indonesian authorities to refrain from carrying out these ex

Joseph Cornell - Working with found objects, pages from old books, and dime-store trinkets, self- taught artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) transformed everyday materials.

'Dime-Store Alchemy': Joseph Cornell's Surrealist Boxes

Joseph Cornell - Working with found objects, pages from old books, and dime-store trinkets, self- taught artist Joseph Cornell (1903–1972) transformed everyday materials.

Going to teach in Dubai? Read our guide/ #Teachers http://www.acornworldwide.com/Our-Blog/Entry/moving-to-dubai-to-teach.html

Going to teach in Dubai? Read our guide/ #Teachers http://www.acornworldwide.com/Our-Blog/Entry/moving-to-dubai-to-teach.html

Carreg Cennen Castle, in the rugged uplands in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons, Wales: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice

Carreg Cennen Castle, in the rugged uplands in the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park

Schoolchildren With Umbrellas    Photograph by Jodi Cobb    Nothing can dampen the enthusiasm of Taipei schoolchildren gathered for a celebration of Double Ten, Taiwan's national day. Double Ten remembers the October 10, 1911, revolution that ended China’s last dynasty.

Schoolchildren With Umbrellas Photograph by Jodi Cobb Nothing can dampen the enthusiasm of Taipei schoolchildren gathered for a celebration of Double Ten, Taiwan's national day. Double Ten remembers the October 10, 1911, revolution that ended China’s last dynasty.

The British GENES blog: US passports and Warwickshire parish registers added to FamilySearch

The British GENES blog: US passports and Warwickshire parish registers added to FamilySearch

London (Hammersmith & Fulham) 2010 - Hundreds of homes across London suffer flooding as heavy rain persists all night.

Hundreds of homes suffer flooding in London

London (Hammersmith & Fulham) 2010 - Hundreds of homes across London suffer flooding as heavy rain persists all night.

During the one-week vacation around the Chinese national day in October even the coal mine was closed. Most of the miners went back to their family homes with some ducks and full of sweet treats in their big bags  symbolizing their financial success. For most middle-class Chinese including the miners there is an ambitious drive to be richer  which forces them to move around to look for well-paid jobs. With the increased number of people working away from their families the significance…

Changjiang by Hajime Kimura (3/4)

During the one-week vacation around the Chinese national day in October even the coal mine was closed. Most of the miners went back to their family homes with some ducks and full of sweet treats in their big bags symbolizing their financial success. For most middle-class Chinese including the miners there is an ambitious drive to be richer which forces them to move around to look for well-paid jobs. With the increased number of people working away from their families the significance…

Mining town of Aberfan, Wales. In 1966, an incredible landslide composed of excavated rock, slag and other mining debris killed 144 people, including 116 children.

Mining town of Aberfan, Wales. In 1966, an incredible landslide composed of excavated rock, slag and other mining debris killed 144 people, including 116 children.

Dia de los Muertos Skull - This decorative pumpkin skull captures the festive spirit of Dia de los Muertos in memory of the dead. - At its origin, this is the same day as America's Halloween, but commercialism (which has its origins in Protestant capitalism) has eliminated - or altered perhaps - the spiritual essence of the holiday.

Dia de los Muertos Skull - This decorative pumpkin skull captures the festive spirit of Dia de los Muertos in memory of the dead. - At its origin, this is the same day as America's Halloween, but commercialism (which has its origins in Protestant capitalism) has eliminated - or altered perhaps - the spiritual essence of the holiday.

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